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In Memoriam: Grandma and Molly Ivins

Both my Grandma and Molly Ivins died yesterday.

Funny because I first got into Ivins when Grandma bought me a book of hers for Christmas.

My Grandma had a heck of a life. Born in 1917 in the Philippines to Baptist missionary parents, she stayed there until she was 18. Five minutes after the ship left, she lit a cigarette which would have horrified her parents.

She served as a WAC in World War II where she met my Grandpa.

My favorite memory of her was hanging out in her kitchen and "helping" her do the NYT Crossword Puzzle.

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chaptal
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
That's a long life. My condolences.
fille_de_livre
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
My deepest sympathies.
kellinator
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
She sounds like a fabulous lady. My condolences.
sk8eeyore
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman.
misslynn
Feb. 1st, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
*hug* my thoughts are with you
daisydumont
Feb. 1st, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
it sounds like she was a fascinating person. (my mom was a WAVE and met my dad during WWII.) my sympathies, deb.
wordweaverlynn
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. And our shared loss.
hannunvaakuna
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
*hug*
got you in my thoughts, lady.
buscemi
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Aw. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. She sounds like a wonderful person. *hug*
tiwonge
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you.
celticsuncat
Feb. 2nd, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. She sounds awesome. Hugs to you.
nothinganything
Feb. 2nd, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
Big e-hugs to you.
lunasparrow
Feb. 2nd, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, honey.
blue_by_you
Feb. 4th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Your grandma sounds like an exceptional woman. I'm sorry for your loss.
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